The Color Wheel
DIRECTOR: ALEX ROSS PERRY
CAST: CARLEN ALTMAN, BOB BYINGTON, KATE LYN SHEIL, ALEX ROSS PERRY
This rough ride of a road movie was Perry’s unlikely breakthrough—unlikely because it is a rough-edged black-and-white study in sibling rivalry and uncomfortable intimacy, fairly slathered in venom. Following a break-up Carlen Altman’s would-be TV weathergirl JR recruits kid brother Colin (Perry) to help her move out of her ex’s, but their trip together is more brutal than bonding, a cage match contest of withering put downs only ended by a very unexpected tapout.
The Color Wheel is screening as part of the all-35mm Alex Ross Perry retrospective.